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GFZ honored as a Recognized Training Company by Chamber of Commerce

17.07.2013|Potsdam:As part of the Brandenburg Training Consensus, the President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Potsdam (IHK), along with public figures, awarded the GFZ with the certificate Approved Training Organization today. Dr. Stefan...

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Is the ice in Greenland in growing decline?

Is the ice in Greenland in growing decline?
12.07.2013|Potsdam: The time period of satellite observations of the ice sheets of Greenland and the Antarctic is still too short to be able to say whether the accelerated loss of ice measured today will...

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"A Man of Science" as video stream

Ernst von Rebeur-Paschwitz was the founder of modern seismology. In 1889, on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam, he delivered the world's first evidence that distant earthquakes can be recorded. The sons of Prof. Dr. Rainer Kind, the emeritus professor of...

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Prof. Dr. Claudia Stolle is the new head of Section 2.3, “Earth’s Magnetic Field”

On 1st July 2013 Prof. Dr. Claudia Stolle was appointed head of Section 2.3, “Earth’s Magnetic Field”. As a joint appointment between GFZ and the University of Potsdam, Prof. Stolle commenced a position as professor of the “Earth’s Magnetic Field” in...

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Summer School on GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) at GFZ

At 9am on 1st July 2013 the Geosciences Summer School on GNSS was opened at the GFZ. Part of a research project of the European Union, it lasted until July 3rd.

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Stable movement centers in Earth’s mantle

Stable movement centers in Earth’s mantle
27.06.2013|Potsdam: For about 250 million years, the upward and downward currents in the mantle have remained very stable. These convection currents in semi-liquid rock below the earth's crust are responsible...

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Water as a lubricant

30.11.2011|Potsdam:
Geophysicists from Potsdam have established a mode of action that can explain the irregular distribution of strong earthquakes at the San Andreas Fault in California. As the science magazine "Nature" reports in its latest issue,...

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Inaugural winners of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering receive award from Her Majesty the Queen at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace

The five engineers who were instrumental in the creation of the Internet and the World Wide Web, today received their award for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering at Buckingham Palace from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. In addition to...

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GFZ participation in the development of the new research centre Skolkovo near Moscow

Next to the Olympic Winter Games in 2014, the research centre Skolkovo is Russia's currently largest development project (the "Russian Silicon Valley"), which has been driven with highest priority by the Russian government since its announcement in...

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Dr. Jens Wickert to lead international expert group on a new climate experiment aboard the International Space Station

On 11 June 2013, the GFZ scientist Dr. Jens Wickert (Section 1.1, GPS / Galileo Earth Observation) was elected at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk, near Amsterdam, to head an international group of scientists that will control the first steps...

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